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Dr Philip Ulrich

Lecturer

School: School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology

Campus: Canterbury

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Profile summary

After completing my PhD in cognitive neuropsychology, I joined Christ Church University in 2017 as a member of the technical team where I used my broad knowledge of psychology methods, statistics and technology. 

I then moved into a senior research fellowship working with the Head of Department, Dr Amanda Carr, on an EPSRC funded project exploring the use of technology in outdoor play (Playing Out with IoT). 

In 2019 I was offered permanent lectureship.  I now convene the biological and cognitive psychology (2BCP) and the graduate attributes in psychology (1GAP) modules, and I supervise several BSc and MSc research projects.

My current research focuses on the effects of olfaction (sense of smell and taste) on human cognition.  The impact of certain fragrances on personal memory recall is widely perceived, and there is growing evidence of its effects on aspects such as stress and driving performance, but we have limited knowledge about its effects on many other cognitions such as attention and decision making.  There are wide gaps in our knowledge of the psychology of olfaction, making this an exciting and rewarding research area.

Supervision

I am happy to supervise projects exploring any aspect of olfaction.  I have a list of potential projects which we can use and adapt, or I would be happy to design an olfaction study together.

I have access to laboratory delivery of any smell and flavour, and the potential to combine this with research methods such as eye-tracking, EEG (brain activity), heart rate, and skin conductance (emotional response).

I am happy to supervise students interested in my technology with play research.  However, access to a developmental population and an existing DBS are likely to be required.

I can also supervise topics on face recognition, and potentially vestibular cognition (sense of balance). 

Publications and External activities

Wood, G., Dylan, T., Durrant, A., Torres, P., Ulrich, P., Carr, A., Cukurova, M., Downey, D., McGrath, P., Balaam, M., Ferguson, A., Vines, J., & Lawson, S. (in press). Designing for Digital Playing Out. In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-13).

Ulrich, P. I. N., Carr, A., Torres, P., Cukurova, M., Wood, G., Dylan, T., England, M., Durrant, A., Vines, J., Ballam, M., Luckin, R., & Lawson, S. (2019, March). Digital Technology and Outdoor Free Play. Paper presented at the Eighth Froebel Conference, Canterbury, UK.

Andrews, T. J., Smith, R. K., Hoggart, R. L., Ulrich, P. I. N. & Gouws, A. D. (2018). Neural Correlates of Group Bias During Natural Viewing. Cerebral Cortex, 1-10. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhy206

Andrews, T. J., Ulrich, P. I. N., Smith, R. K., Hoggart, R. L., & Gouws, A. (2018, May). Neural correlates of group bias during natural viewing. Paper presented at the Eighteenth Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, Florida. Retrieved from http://visionsciences1.org/vss_public/core_routines/view_abstract_no.php?&abstractno=794

Andrews, T. J., Ulrich, P. I. N., Smith, R. K., Hoggart, R. L., & Gouws, A. (2018, March). Neural correlates of group bias during natural viewing. Poster presented at the Applied Vision Association Spring 2018 Meeting, Bradford, UK. Retrieved from http://www.theava.net/perch/resources/abstracts-01-1.pdf#page=21

Cane, J., Ferguson, H., & Ulrich, P. (2017, July). Taking another’s visual perspective: examining the role of biased thoughts, salient objects and distracting environments. Poster presented at the 18th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology, Granada, Spain. Retrieved from http://easpgranada2017.com/docs/abstractsBook.pdf

Ulrich, P. I. N., Wilkinson, D. T., Bindemann, M., & Ferguson, H. J. (2017, May). Caloric Vestibular Stimulation Improves Judgments of Face Familiarity in Developmental Prosopagnosics and Controls. Poster presented at the International Neuromodulation Society 13th World Congress, Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Pre-Conference, Edinburgh, UK. Retrieved from https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ner.12647

Gallagher, M., Wilkinson, D. T., Ulrich, P. I. N., Sakel, R., & Sakel, M. (2017, May). Repeated Sessions of Caloric Vestibular Stimulation Reduce the Frequency and Severity of Episodic Migraine. Poster presented at the International Neuromodulation Society 13th World Congress, Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Pre-Conference, Edinburgh, UK. Retrieved from https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ner.12647

Cane, J., Ferguson, H., Ulrich, P., & Apperly, I. (2016, November). The Impact of Alcohol Cognitions and Contexts on Perspective Taking. Poster presented at the Psychonomic Society 57th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. Retrieved from http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.psychonomic.org/resource/resmgr/annual_meeting/2016_meeting/2016PS-Abstracts-11-27.pdf 

Ulrich, P. I. N., Wilkinson, D. T., Ferguson, H. J., Smith, L. J., Bindemann, M., Johnston, R. A. & Schmalzl, L. (2016). Perceptual and Memorial Contributions to Developmental Prosopagnosia. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70(2), 298-315. doi:10.1080/17470218.2016.1177101

Ulrich, P. I. N. (2016). 2015 BPS Cognitive Psychology Section Conference Review. Cognitive Psychology Bulletin, 1. Retrieved from http://www.bps.org.uk/publications/member-network-publications/member-publications/cognitive-psychology-bulletin

Ulrich, P. I. N. (2016). Advice for an Academic Study Visit. PsyPAG Quarterly, 98, 39-42. Retrieved from http://www.psypag.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/PsyPag-98.pdf

Ulrich P., Wilkinson, D. T., & Johnston, R. A. (2015, September). Improving semantic recall from familiar faces with vestibular stimulation. Paper presented at the BPS Cognitive Psychology Section Conference, Kent, UK.

Ulrich P. I. N., Johnston, R. A., & Wilkinson, D. T. (2015). Caloric Vestibular Stimulation Modulates High Level Face Processing. Perception, 44(S1), 281. doi:10.1177/0301006615598674

Ulrich P., Johnston, R. A., & Wilkinson, D. T. (2015, August). Caloric Vestibular Stimulation Modulates High Level Face Processing. Paper presented at the European Conference on Visual Perception, Liverpool, UK. Retrieved from http://ecvp.org/2015/Booklet.pdf

Ulrich P., Wilkinson, D. T., & Johnston, R. A. (2015, April). Superior face-recognition from vestibular stimulation. Poster session presented at the Experimental Psychology Society Meeting, Leeds, UK. Retrieved from http://www.eps.ac.uk/images/epsfiles/2015/leeds_programme_apr15.pdf

Ulrich, P., Wilkinson, D. T., Ferguson, H. J., Bindemann, M., & Johnston, R. A. (2014, September). Heterogeneity in Developmental Prosopagnosia. Paper presented at the 31st BPS Cognitive Psychology Section Conference, Nottingham, UK. Retrieved from http://www.ntu.ac.uk/webevents/soc/document_uploads/163523.pdf

Ulrich, P., Wilkinson, D. T., Ferguson, H. J., Bindemann, M., & Johnston, R. A. (2014, April). Perceptual and memorial impairment in developmental prosopagnosia. In S. Bate (Chair), Recent advances in developmental prosopagnosia research. Symposium conducted at the Experimental Psychology Society Meeting, Kent, UK. Retrieved from http://www.eps.ac.uk/images/epsfiles/kent%20programme%20apr%20-%202014%20-final.pdf

Ulrich, P., Wilkinson, D. T., Ferguson, H. J., Bindemann, M., & Johnston, R. A. (2014, January). Vestibular Stimulation Therapy for Prosopagnosia. Poster presented at the Experimental Psychology Society Meeting, London, UK. Retrieved from http://www.eps.ac.uk/images/Jan%20-%202014%20-%20FINAL.pdf

Ulrich, P., Wilkinson, D. T., Ferguson, H. J., Bindemann, M., & Johnston, R. A. (2013, June). Prosopagnosia: Exploration of behaviour, EEG and CVS. Paper presented at the South East England Faces Conference, Kent, UK.

Ferguson, H, J., Ahmad, J., Ulrich, P., Bindemann, M., Apperly, I. (2012, March). Task-constraints (but not semantic association) facilitate perspective use during discourse interpretation. Poster session presented at the 25th Annual City University of New York Conference on Human Sentence Processing, New York, NY. Retrieved from http://cuny2012.commons.gc.cuny.edu/files/2012/03/cuny2012_187.pdf

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